Author: Carolyn Hax

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Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My husband lost his father in 2015 and his mother in early 2017. He has two sisters,... [Read More]
How should she approach her daughter with her concerns? Say what she sees and don't assign blame or draw conclusions. [Read More]
Hi, Carolyn: My daughter and her boyfriend moved into my house a few months ago because they were having financial difficulties and I wanted her... [Read More]
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Approach the subject with her cautiously, avoiding any accusatory language. [Read More]
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Dear Carolyn,My daughter and her boyfriend moved into my house a few months ago because they were having financial difficulties and I wanted her to... [Read More]
Dear Carolyn: My daughter and her boyfriend moved into my house a few months ago because they were having financial difficulties and I wanted her... [Read More]
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A reader writes: "I'm in my 30s and Jim is in his 40s, and we are paying, so no one else really has any say... [Read More]
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Plus: I'm not a hermit but I like being alone. Is that so wrong? [Read More]
If you're confident you're doing what's right for you, then celebrate how you want to, writes Carolyn Hax. [Read More]
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I'm engaged to a wonderful man, "Jim," and we're planning our wedding. We just booked a gorgeous... [Read More]
A reader writes: "They are planning a wedding that is not out of line with the kinds of weddings their friends have been having, but... [Read More]
It sounds like you're borrowing trouble, but if things escalate, your husband should intervene. [Read More]
Dear Carolyn: My husband's daughter just announced she and her boyfriend are getting married, and we are very happy for them. They are planning a... [Read More]
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Dear Carolyn: My husband's daughter just announced she and her boyfriend are getting married, and we are very happy for them. They are planning a... [Read More]
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A reader writes: "I have close friends who have lost their parents and have said they're fine, my sibling is doing OK, so why am... [Read More]
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My parents died in an accident a year and a half ago. We had a wonderful relationship,... [Read More]
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Grief is a very personal thing. There is no "correct" way or time limit. [Read More]
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Take a look at your motivations and doubts, and decide what's right for you. [Read More]
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A reader writes: "My wife occasionally picks fights with members of my family of origin, especially my sister. What am I supposed to do about... [Read More]
It's time for you to stand up for your family against her tirades. [Read More]
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